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FDA's Expedited Drug Approval Process Called Into Question
2013-10-29 09:59:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If a new treatment is developed that is a major curative advancement and meets a therapeutic need for severe illness, the Food and Drug Administration will expedite the usual lengthy approval process. However, fewer patients were studied as part of expedited reviews of new drugs in 2008, and some safety concerns about these drugs remain unanswered, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Study researchers found...

2012-05-17 10:59:06

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) generally approves drug therapies faster and earlier than its counterparts in Canada and Europe, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. The study counters perceptions that the drug approval process in the United States is especially slow. Led by second-year medical student Nicholas Downing and senior author Joseph S. Ross, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine at Yale School of Medicine, the study will be...

2012-05-02 15:12:18

Pharmaceutical drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but later re-called from the market–such as the antidiabetic drug Avandia and pain-reliever Vioxx–were the impetus for an Institute of Medicine committee report released yesterday, recommending that the FDA take proactive steps to continue monitoring drugs' safety after initial approval and throughout their time on the market. One of the key recommendations made by the report, Ethical and Scientific Issues...

FDA Considering New Over-The-Counter Drugs
2012-03-08 13:17:11

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering making common drugs to treat diseases like diabetes and high cholesterol available to patients over the counter. The agency is seeking public comment until Friday on a way to make these medications more readily available. The goal is to make the drugs more available for those patients who have the diseases and do not take medicine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high blood pressure cost the U.S....

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